NHS Procurement Skills Zone Agenda

Please note agenda is subject to change. 

10:30 - 11:00

In December 2020, the Government laid out proposals for radical reform to public procurement, from the alignment of the different contract regulations (Public, Utilities, Defence and Security and Concessions) to the removal of up to 350 current regulations.
Change is happening now and this session will provide a high level overview of both the current requirements and the future proposed amendments to the procurement regime.

Phil Kinnell

Senior Procurement Consultant

PASS Procurement

11.05 - 11:35

Whilst understanding regulated public procurement is a vital part of gaining value for money and legal compliance for many contracting authorities, the effective and efficient delivery of non-regulated procurement across public bodies is also key as it involves a wider stakeholder group. This session will provide guidance on the delivery of non-regulated procurement for those tasked with it.

Phil Kinnell

Senior Procurement Consultant

PASS Procurement

11:55 - 12:25

Procurement Fraud costs the public sector millions of pounds per annum and is an issue that needs better addressed. This session takes a high level overview of the key areas that need monitoring and identifies the Red Flags to fraud to watch out for. We will also identify some of the steps that can be taken to tackle procurement fraud, from Spend and Recovery Audits to Data Analytics.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

12.25 - 12.45

Have you ever struggled, trying to decide how to score elements within a specification?
Do you realise that not everything you want to get from your contract needs to have a weighting or a score assigned to it?
This session will consider certain deliverables that you may want to get from your contract and how you can achieve this without having to try and weight them.

Phil Kinnell

Senior Procurement Consultant

PASS Procurement

12:50 -13:15

The Green Paper on Procurement Reform details some significant changes to the current procurement procedures, the use of Framework Agreements and also of Dynamic Purchasing Systems.
This session will consider the implications of these changes, from the proposal to drop four of the current procedures and introduce one new and one modified procedure to the plan to introduce a new structure for Framework Agreements and greater flexibility in the use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems.

Phil Kinnell

Senior Procurement Consultant

PASS Procurement

13.15 - 13.45

New forms of contract, a focus on simplification, accelerated adoption of digital technology and shifts in organizational design are some of the major trends coming out of our recent WorldCC Benchmark Report – but what does that mean for the public sector and government industry?

Our research represents the most comprehensive survey of commercial and contracting professionals ever, featuring insights from a diverse group of contract professionals spanning buy-side, sell-side and a multitude of industries. Now we’re delving into the findings for each key sector and producing a dedicated report to equip you with the insights you need for you and your organization to excel.

As the world starts its recovery from the pandemic, the public sector faces unparalleled pressures to deliver high value services. Are contract and commercial management capabilities and resources equipped to meet the challenge?

Matthew Tizzard

Member Engagement Director

World of Commerce and Contracting